QUESTION: I have a large box of old photographs to scan and get onto some type of USB jump drive. What is the best method to scan them to achieve the job as rapidly as possible, keeping as great resolution as possible, and being able to manipulate the photos later to post, print, etc? There is a product called Neat Receipts, a scanner. Would that do it rapidly and well? – Barbara P., Edinburgh, Indiana
ANSWER: I’m going to get straight to the point with my answer, Barbara. If you have a large amount of photographs, it’s probably not worth your time and the cost of the equipment you’d have to buy (like the Neat Receipts scanner you mentioned) to do it yourself.
It’s far easier to use an Internet service to do the work for you. A good place to start would be ScanMyPhotos.com. I say this with confidence because late last year, I interviewed Mitch Goldstone, President and CEO of the company, for my Tech Talk show (see link below) and discovered how easy it is to get the job done.
You literally can send these guys an entire box of your photos and they will scan every one of your photos using professional high-grade scanners. When they’re done they ship all of your photos back to you along with a DVD containing digital copies of everyone of your photos. You don’t have to lift a finger except to ship the original box of photos box to them.
They even have a coupon offer to get you started. Just click through to their site using the link below to receive the coupon.
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